In 2007, the airport processed 184,762 passengers, 4,790 operations and 171 tonnes of cargo.
The first aeronautical event on the island of El Hierro occurred on 12 December 1955 when a helicopter flew to the island, in what was also the first search and rescue operation in the Canary Islands, to airlift a sick person off the island.
Studies for the localisation of an airport began in 1962. Due to the complicated relief of the island, the options were limited and in the end an area on the coast was chosen, known as Llano de los Cangrejos, situated in the northeast of the island, close to its capital, Valverde.
This scenery represents a realistic and complete representation of the airport and its environment: landclass, relief, the roads, ports, the cities. This scenery is perfect for an unforgettable trip under the shadow of the volcanoes. A great destination for your spring and summer flights.
- Original detailed airport scenery
- 3D signalization and taxi lights
- Numerous static objects at the airport
- New Landclass
- New Mesh Terrain
- Corrected coastlines
- Frontera, Puerto de La Estaca, Valverde, Roque de Bonanza